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PBS
Sep 19, 2011 11:00pm PDT
.wgbh.org >> charlie: all eyes are on the united nations general assembly this week, the tensions in the middle east will likely dominate conversation. they will se membership as a u.n. member stat it will be vetoed by the united states. also on the agenda will be the arab spring, iran'nuclear program and the famine in africa. we begin our program th the british foreign secretary, william hague, a close ally of the prime minister and a key memberment i'm proud to have the foreign secretary at this table for the first time. welcome. >> thank you very much. it's good to be here. >> charlie: it's fair to ay the question of the state hood by the palestinians is that most intensely debated subject of this united nations general assembly. where do you think it is? >> well, it is as is well-known as president abbas has said he will submit an application of full membership and to go to the security council. this is somebody set out in his speech at the end of this week. what is happening is of course we're all talking bit, we're all negotiating about it, we're all putting pressure behind the scenes, in our
PBS
Sep 21, 2011 12:00am PDT
is back in new york city for the united nations general assembly. we talked with him earlier today at his hotel about the issues facing iran and the united states. welcome to new york city and the united states. you're here for the united nations general assembly. everyone here in america is interested in the status of the two hikers. what is their status today? >> in the name of the almighty, the most gracious and the most merciful. first, allow me to greet all of your viewers and wish the all mighty's blessings upon everyone. the hikers are doing fine and they're living in fairly good conditions and i do hope that they soon they will be freed. >> charlie: you announced they would be freed and then a cour said no. at happened? >> it i not that the court said something against what i had said. the court indicated that they have to go through the due process. and god willing, they will be freed. >> charlie: when? >> in the next few days. >> charlie: the idea was you would have them released prior to your arrival here. as a humanitarian gesture, notwithstanding the fact they have always
PBS
Sep 21, 2011 11:00pm PDT
, this is charlie rose. >> charlie: among the important leaders addressing the united nations general assembly in attendance here meeting with her dignitaries is prime minister of turkey. he will address the u.n. tomorrow. yesterday he met with president obama. the unrest in the arab world put a new focus on turkey and on his leadership. some say secular democracy is a model for the countries of the arab spring. he has emerged as a prominent voice in the range. he traveled in egypt, tunisia and libya and tehran. i spoke to him yesterday at the hotel and here is that conversation. tell me where you see the united states and turkey cooperating and the relation relationship s developed between you and the president. >> [indiscernible] are getting this within the [indiscernible] which are all strengthen the relationship between [indiscernible] and today we are speaking about the -- our efforts aregoing to be proceeded with in a very efficient way sniffle is there a spial relationship between you and the president? >> of course this is how [indiscernible] ie, between turkeynd the united states [ii
NBC
Sep 20, 2011 5:00am EDT
. >>> president obama is in new york for a two-day meeting of the united nations general assembly. the meetings come just a day after the president called for a new tax plan to pay for his jobs bill. but the president -- the white house rather will now focus on issues in the middle east. the president is expected to praise the international cooperation that helped lead to the end of moammar gadhafi's rule in libya, but that will likely be overshadowed by a push by palestinian leaders to gain u.n. recognition as a state, something that could threaten israeli-palestinian peace talks. >>> today is the first day back to work for the d.c. council after summer recess. one of the first orders of business is a vote to raise taxes on the district's wealthiest residents. according to "the washington post," council members will make a new top bracket for wage earners, with a taxable income of at least $350,000 a year. the new bracket would be taxed at 8.95%. right now all d.c. residents who make $40,000 or more pay 8.5% income tax. if this new plan passes, the new rate would go into effect immediately. >>
KCSMMHZ
Sep 21, 2011 8:30am PDT
's speech to the united nations general assembly... at half past midnight thursday, korea time,... 3:30 p.m. wednesday, gmt and 11:30 a.m. eastern. the two koreas' efforts in beijing to create an agreeable atmosphere... to reopen the six-party nuclear talks have failed. the top negotiators, however, said they saw the discussions as positive. arirang's choi you-sun has the details. the two koreas, yet again, were unsuccessful to agree on the resumption of the six-party talks to denuclearize north korea. but the chief negotiators from both sides have called wednesday's talks in beijing "constructive" and "useful," in resolving the north's nuclear issue through the multilateral dialogue, involving the two koreas, the us, china, russia and japan. following the meeting held in bali two months ago, south korea's top nuclear envoy wi sung -lac and his north korean counterpart ri yong-ho held two rounds of discussions in beijing, where wi laid out a set of pre-dialogue conditions, endorsed by the south, the us and japan. the trilateral demands include the north halting its uranium enrichment prog
CNN
Sep 25, 2011 7:00am PDT
challenge is, where was the first united nations general assembly? was it, a, san francisco, b, new york, c, london, or d, geneva? stay tuned, we'll tell you the correct answer. make sure you go to cnn.com/gm for ten more questions. while you're there check out theglobalpublicsquare and find interviews and takes by some of our favorite expert. don't forget, you can follow us on twitter and facebook. i've just finished reading jack weatherford's "genghis khan and the making of the modern world." my book of the world. weatherford really makes you understand that genghis khan's territory was the roman empire of asia. he conquered the lands that make up china, russia, india, and much more. we now think of genghis khan as a barbarian, but he was a great modernizer, fascinating read. now for the last look. we all like our comforts of home, even world leaders. colonel gadhafi always traveled with his tents. queen victoria reportedly traveled with her own bed. president bush had his own pillow. but such needs almost caused a diplomatic incident this week. australia's foreign minister, kevin rudd, w
CNN
Sep 25, 2011 10:00am PDT
's personal pricing. >>> our yes question from the gps challenges where was the first united nations general assembly? was it a, san francisco, b, new york, c, london, or d, geneva? stay tuned. we'll tell you the correct answer. make sure you go to cnn.com/gps for ten more questions while there check out our website, the global public square, find smart entires and takes by our favorite experts and follow us on twitter and facebook. i've just finished reading a great book, it's jack wetterford's the making of the modern world. my book of the week. weatherford makes you understand that genghis kahn's territory was the roman empire of europe, conquered russia, india and more. he was in his day a great modernizer, fascinating greek. the last look. we all like our comforts of home, even world leaders. colonel gadhafi traveled, reporter traveled with her own bed, president bush had his own pillow, such needs almost caused a diplomatic incident. australia's foreign minister wanted to bring his beloved breakfast treat to new york with him. according to mr. rudd's twitter feed the airport authoritie
PBS
Sep 16, 2011 5:30pm PDT
. but the u.s. is confident his regime has collapsed. and in a related development, the united nation's general assembly voted to give libya's seat to the national transitional council, made up of former rebels. back in the u.s., president obama today signed into law the first major overhaul of the nation's patent system in nearly 60 years. the america invents act is designed to streamline the patent process, reduce costly legal battles, and give the patent office more money to process applications faster. that office currently takes an average of three years to approve a patent. at a signing ceremony in alexandria, virginia, the president said the bipartisan law would help bring products to market faster and spur innovation. on wall street today, stocks closed strong, managing their first five-day winning streak since july. the dow jones industrial average gained nearly 76 points to close at 11,509. the nasdaq rose 15 points to close above 2,622. for the week, the dow gained nearly 5%; the nasdaq rose more than 6%. those are some of the day's major stories. now, back to judy. >> wood
FOX News
Sep 13, 2011 8:00am PDT
of the united nations general assembly, ahmadinejad will be coming to new york and this will potentially be a political feather in his cap. jenna: we'll see. sarah shoud was released september 14th, last year, so we'll see if it's repeated this time around. p.j., nice to have you. >> all right jenna. jon: at a time of economic uncertainty, the price of gold is soaring. it is lead to go a new american gold rush, unlike the first one in 1849, though, california seems to be getting left behind this time. we'll tell you why. >>> also, it's time to vote for our must-see moment of the day. rick is at the web wall with details. >> reporter: i've got a job for you at home, now is the time to go to the foxnews.com/happening now page, if you've ever seen a blue whale, could be your chance if you vote for that, or see a romantic proposal, a national guard soldier proposing to his girlfriend at an airport, or your final option, a crazy car chase in aus rail kwrarbgs involving a yellow porsche which could be reason enough to make this your selection. now is the time, go and vote, we'll have the resul
CNN
Sep 2, 2011 3:00am PDT
in istanbul, turkey. this is part of growing tensions going on leading to the united nations general assembly in about three weeks from now where we are expecting the palestinians to declare unilaterally their quest for statehood. tell us what has happened. >> the relations have been deteriorating between the two once close middle eastern allies for about two years now, but just moments ago the turkish foreign minister fired a diplomatic broadside at israel saying basically, that israel's diplomats here in turkey, everybody above the level of second secretary, that means ambassador, console general, they have until wednesday to pack their bags and leave. they're also formally suspending any military agreements between these two countries and turkey's announcing it does not recognize the gaza blockade that israel has imposed for years now. it's pretty dramatic. anybody who hoped these allies would start to repair their relations, that's not happening right now. turkey is standing firm, demanding an apology from israel for the shooting deaths of eight turks and a turkish american passenger on b
CNN
Sep 16, 2011 1:00am PDT
to the united nations ahead of next week's general assembly. that's when palestinian authority president mahmoud abbas plans to make a bid for u.n. membership. abbas says the move is a done deal but otherers indicate there may be room for compromise. >>> state tv showed a soldier giving what it called a confession on thursday night. syrian activists are outraged and say the turkish government betrayed them by returning the soldier to syrian authorities. >>> flooding in pakistan claimed more than 240 lives. the heavy rains that began falling in august have stopped for now but aid agencies in pakistan's government are struggling to help the victims. those are the top stories from cnn, the world's news leader. "world business today" starts right now. >>> hello and a warm welcome. >> i'm nina dos santos at cnn london. these are the top stories on friday, september 16th. finance ministers arrive for a high-level powwow in poland as they try to bring europe's debt crisis to a close. >> ubs, it reels from a fallout of a $2 billion loss. the swiss bank is facing a major overhaul. >>> and a memo leaked t
NBC
Sep 19, 2011 7:00am PDT
for the united nations general assembly. iran's courts, meanwhile, are considering a $1 million bail deal to release those two american hikers jailed there but the hikers must wait until tuesday for a second judge to approve the deal. >>> as you heard it was tv's biggest night at the emmy awards. "modern family" swept up a total of five statues including best comedy series again and "mad money" won again for best drama. meanwhile, alec baldwin brought drama of his own and refused to appear on the show after fox sensored a joke he made about the parent company news corps and their ongoing hacking scandal, however, charlie sheen was cool as a cucumber and wished his former castmates on "two and a half men" all the best as they start their new season without him this week, even tweeted this picture of himself with his replacement on the show ashton kutcher. much more on the emmys still ahead. 7:07. back to matt, ann and stefanie. he generally seemed to mean it. >> water under the bridge. no question about it, natalie, thank you very much. al has the morning off. we have weather channel steph
FOX News
Sep 18, 2011 1:00pm PDT
put safety first. >> gregg: a showdown is looming at the united nations. palestinian president mahmoud abbas making a bid for statehood for palestinians at this year's general assembly. however, israel's prime minister predicting that request will fair. steve centani has more. >> the u.s. could find itself in the uncomfortable position of having to veto a palestinian attempt to gain recognition at the united nations even though the u.s. supports palestinian statehood. u.s. insists negotiation is the only way to solve the region's problem but the palestinians say there a problem with that. >> we cannot continue to negotiate while the israelis are taking our territory the same land that will be our state in the future. >> reporter: the west bank settlements have doubled and israel says it's called a moratorium on and palestinians didn't stirl didn't come to the peace trouble and they have a problem with mahmoud abbas. >> he has made, but hamas is a terrorist organization that has fired thousands of missiles at israel. it kills a for annihilation of the people worldwide. >> reporter: thes
FOX News
Sep 18, 2011 4:00pm EDT
at the general assembly where they will not be successful is the security council. not because the united states has already announced it will use one of the veto votes in order to prevent a palestinian stayed hood. that presents a possible showdown on the ground here in israel. the clashes of the begin back in 2000 resulted in thousands of people dead, suicide bombings, riots and the israeli reprisals. after 2005 there was relative calm but they broke peace talks and never put a deal on the table and they are loath to offer any type of concessions. where do we go from here? there are massive rallies in support of the statehood vote. israelis have been planning all summer for huge clashes. if the palestinians can keep things in control they may very well win the pr war and it couldn't come at a worst time here in israel. it means that israel has lost a key ally inegypt. cairo was attacked by a huge mob. just last week. the israeli actions in turkey was thrown out. and they have given the palestinians a huge boost into morale because suddenly everybody is realizing that mass demonstrations and ev
FOX News
Sep 23, 2011 8:00am PDT
assembly hall in the united nations. when he does so he will be defying the united states. the obama administration has vet end to veto this if and when it gets to the security council as well as israel saying they can only achieve a palestinian state through negotiation. some think this is more a symbolic move than substantive. the palestinians say this is their own option. >> we will not seek violence, we will only pursue what we believe is rightly ours, this is our phoplt, thinks the moment of palestine and the united nations, and this is the time for us to celebrate now what is becoming issue number one, and hopefully it will be decided tpaeufrpb plea. >> reporter: the negotiations have been stuck on the same familiar sticking points, the freeze and nonfreeze of housing settlements. the 1967 lines. the final status of jerusalem among others. a former ambassador to the united nations told us that although the israelis believe in achieving a palestinian state, this is not the way. >> by going to the united nations to try and resolve the aspects of our bilateral differences he's eng
CSPAN
Sep 28, 2011 9:00am EDT
of the general assembly. the 15 member security council is divided on the request, and the united states is opposed and said it would veto the request. it has addressed -- in his address president obama said ultimately it is in the israelis and palestinians, not us who must reach agreement on the status of a palestinian nation. israel actually announced tuesday the building of additional settlements in east jerusalem. president abbas denounced the move and said peace with israel is not possible until settlement construction and. white house spokesman jay carney said the administration is deeply disappointed by that announcement and that when you decide to take unilateral action, that makes it harder to achieve the peace. we make our views known just as we did with regard to the palestinian action at the united nations. that statement again from white house spokesman jay carney yesterday. we are waiting for the security council to get under way in just a few minutes. [inaudible conversations] [inaudible conversations] [inaudible conversations] [inaudible conversations] [inaudible conversa
CSPAN
Sep 20, 2011 8:00pm EDT
, this is a historic day. last friday, the general assembly of the united nations overwhelmingly voted to accept the credentials of the new libyan leadership. today we are honored to formally recommend them into the international community and to the first major meeting at the united nations. president jalil, i am sure you saw your new flag this morning flying proudly outside this building. i am pleased to note -- is in this room as well. you and the people of libya, we offer our congratulations and best wishes for the future. for the past seven months, you have fought courageously for your fundamental rights and freedoms. women and young people were in the vanguard in the political and social and economic life of the country. as you look to the future, i want you to know that the united nations will support you in every way we can. excellencies, the security council and several regional organizations met the challenge with the speed and decisive action to protect the libyan people from violence. today we must once again respond with such speed and decisive action. this time, to consolidate peac
MSNBC
Sep 20, 2011 6:00am PDT
the east side of new york city, which means one thing, the u.n. general assembly is in town. president obama arrived in new york last night. has a full slate of meetings and events before delivering an address tomorrow. ron allen is at the united nations for us. ron, you got through the traffic. you got through the check points. what can you tell us about what's on the agenda today? >> well, it's a little odd talking to you about what the president is going to do. i'll give it my best shot. you were talking about campaign mode. this place provides the president with an opportunity to show campaign mode, if you will, on the foreign policy side. that's all about israel. the issue that hangs over the meeting of the general assembly this time is the palestinian drive for statehood. it gives the president an opportunity to show he's a strong supporter of israel and that's what we expect him to do. as you know, there's a lot of doubts and skepticism in the jewish community in the united states about the president's commitment to israel. this gives him a chance to show his -- what he thinks o
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